Your going about this backwards.
You can't think of money first, you need to think of how you can solve other people's problems.
When you start diving into other people's complaints and issues, you'll find a lot of ideas and directions on products/services you can create that will solve them.
If your marketing skills aren't that great, outsource it to someone that knows what they are doing.
I've found Craigslist does not have many top tier clients, just ppl looking for rock bottom prices. It's an avenue that can be pursued, but it's not the first place I would go if my marketing...
This is great stuff to add gas to the fire.
It's a great way to expand into new areas without having to do as much leg work upfront as well.
Find struggling businesses in hot areas, buy them out for pennies on the dollar and rebrand/remodel it under your company.
I want my contracts created by a lawyer or the Builder's Association, are you going to have a team of lawyers to write these up and adjust as needed? Are you going to be cheaper or better in some way at this? Same thing applies to reviewing customer contracts if I don't understand it.
The service industry doesn't suck, just some people in it. It's like that in every industry.
The book pumpkin plan is a great read for getting rid of these kinds of people.
Provide a premium service, charge a premium price, charge upfront, and don't give deals where it isn't deserved.
No I haven't heard of this one in particular, but I have gotten similar funding for my energy startup.
The government/private funding we got was nice and paid for everything, and they took 0 equity or control in my company, decision making, and purchases. However, to do the kind of research I...
Service Industry guy here..
I've found customer acquisition is best done by phone call, but some people don't like phone calls, so we have it setup to where you can text our company right from our google listing.
Most services we can quote with just a picture, so customers text us pictures...
OP you need to read this about 10 times over.
You don't try to run when you can't even crawl.
You don't try to build the multi-million dollar, legacy business when you can't consistently make a profit flipping low priced items.
From what it seems, the problem is you want to build a high...
Your ad should be laser focused on one service. Advertising for 3 separate services is casting a wide net and won't yield good on your conversions. The less you perform, the more you pay and less your shown vs your competition. I would focus all of my marketing efforts and dollars on the one...
Congrats to you and @Scot . Having a child is such an incredible experience. I had my first child last month and it's definitely a life changer.
I should be able to make the meetup, would be great to see everyone's progress and to brainstorm goals for the future.
It's looking like we aren't getting a direct hit as of now (I'm in Orlando) so we are just going to hang out and see what happens. Got some water, frozen meat, and a propane tank to be safe though.
If this is going to be anything like Irma, there will be a huge shortage in a lot of materials...